Survival of a Mimosa tree in Ohio - Knowledgebase Question

Hanson, Ky
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Question by jaro7
October 28, 2005
Hi: I was wondering if you Might be able to help me. I live in central Ohio and the Mimosa trees don't grow well here, but my daughter has a beautiful one and it's huge. I planted some seeds from it and they did wonderful all summer. Now I have brought it in hoping I can plant it in the spring. The leaves are falling off daily. Can you tell me how I can get this through the winter? I have it in a sunny window but I am wondering if it needs to be in a cold place and go dormant. Can you please give me information regarding this. Thank you so so much.

Answer from NGA
October 28, 2005
You may have success growing mimosa in your landscape - you're on the ragged edge of the growing zone, but I think it's worth a try. Mimosa can be grown indoors while it's young and small. Bright light, warmth and humidity should keep it happy. I think yours is responding to the change in light and temperatures since you brought it indoors. It should adjust. Keep the soil moist but not soggy wet; provide bright light and mist the plant occasionally to keep the humidity high. Hope you see some new leaves developing soon!

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